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Career Possibilities

Community College of Philadelphia gives you the tools you need to succeed in today's workforce. Our programs prepare you for high-demand, sustainable industries that feature good wages, employment stability and opportunities for advancement. You’ll benefit from hands-on experience, verbal and written communication skills development, and critical thinking exercises. All of our programs are taught in small classes by dedicated faculty, giving you the personal attention you deserve. And many programs are shaped and enhanced by participating professionals from local businesses who ensure that everything you learn is relevant and rewarding.

Visit the College's Career Services Center to see how they can help you plan for and achieve your career goals or check out Pennsylvania's JobGateway to find the programs and careers that match your career interests.


Architecture and Construction

Do you have an eye for structural design? The Associate in Arts in Architecture may be the perfect fit for you. Our Architecture program prepares aspiring architects and designers for transfer to a four-year professional school of architecture with a hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum.


Other programs available include Building Science, Computer-Assisted Design Technology, Construction Management, Facility Management, Interior Design and Energy Conservation.

See what architecture and construction career possibilities await you


Art, Design and Media

If you love to draw, paint, craft or sculpt, then the College's Art and Design program will get you into the studio and allow you to express your artistic side. In this program, you’ll learn art history and theory while developing an impressive portfolio to showcase your work.


We also offer Acting, Digital Video Production, Interior Design, Mass Media, Photographic Imaging, Theater and Digital Imaging programs.

Find your future career in art, design or media


Business and Technology

Do numbers and ledgers make you happy? A career as an accountant may be for you.  Our Accounting degree program gives you the fundamentals to seamlessly transfer to a number of four-year schools in the area, and our Accounting Paraprofessional proficiency certificate prepares you to enter the workforce.


Our Business and Technology options are numerous, including concentrations in Business, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming and Software Development, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, Mathematics, Network Systems Administration, Receptionist and Office Clerk, and more.

Explore all of our business and technology programs


Health Care

Those who have an avid interest in the health care industry can enter programs like our Dental Hygiene degree program, which is the only accredited Dental Hygiene program in Philadelphia. Our expert faculty will help prepare you to take the required exams for licensing and certification as a dental hygienist.


We also offer degree and certificate programs in Clinical Laboratory Technician, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Health Care Studies, Nursing, Medical Insurance Billing, Health Services Management, Respiratory Care Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology and more.

Explore our program opportunities for careers in health care

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Law and Public Service

If a career as a corrections officer, private investigator, state trooper or municipal police officer is your goal, then our Justice degree program will help you get there. This program also allows Philadelphia Police Academy and Prison Training graduates to earn credits toward a Justice degree.


Other Law and Public Service programs include Digital Forensics, Fire Science, Paralegal Studies and Geographic Information Systems.

Take a closer look at our law and public service opportunities

Science & Math

Liberal Arts

Those who are looking for a flexible program that lays the groundwork for a seamless transfer to a four-year college should consider a Liberal Arts degree. This program is ideal for students who may be undecided about career goals and wish to pursue a degree that gives them a chance to narrow their area of study through course electives.


Students have many liberal arts concentrations to choose from, including Communication Studies, Education, English, International Studies, Music, Religious Studies, Technical Studies, Theater and Creative Writing.  

Start on your path to a bachelor's degree with liberal arts

Computer Science


If you have your sights set on a career as a biologist, research assistant or scientist, then the Biology degree program is worth looking into. Students will get a highly interactive education that will provide a solid foundation for the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in biological science.


Other science programs and certificates include Applied Science and Engineering Technology, Chemical Technology, Engineering Science, Science and Process Technology.

Learn more about our science programs

Computer Science

Social and Human Services

Interested in a career in education, health care or mental health? A Social and Human Services degree may be an option for you. Programs like our American Sign Language/English Interpreting A.A.S. will give you a unique skill set and the acumen necessary to transfer to a four-year college.


There are many social and human services degree and certificate concentrations, including Behavioral Health and Human Services, Psychology, Youth Work, Recovery and Transformation, and Disability Studies.

Look into options in the field of social and human services

Computer Science


If learning a particular skill or trade is your goal, then a technical/trade program may be the perfect fit. Programs like our Automotive Technology – Automotive Management and Marketing Option A.A.S. degree is ideal for someone new to the field or experienced technicians who wish to become a service manager or service writer.


Students can also pursue Automotive Service Technology, Automotive Service, Culinary Arts and Professional Cooking degrees and certificates.

Review our Automotive Technology and Culinary Arts programs